Uncork the Sun Ep 18 - Smoke Taint
Uncork the Sun, with the Vinstitute Wine School
by Moss Scheurkogel
2y ago
In the final episode of Season 2, Moss "clears the air" (hah) regarding the very current and relevant topic of smoke taint. We discuss what smoke taint is, how it can affect grapes and wines, and what winemakers can do about it ..read more
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Uncork the Sun Ep 17 - Syrah
Uncork the Sun, with the Vinstitute Wine School
by Moss Scheurkogel
2y ago
Today Moss dives into Syrah and Syrah alone, looking into the grape's unique personality, history, and role within British Columbia. Also featured are spotlights on two exemplary BC Syrah wines from local Oliver/Osoyoos wineries. Highlights of this episode include Moss repeatedly interrupting himself and becoming disgusted with the word 'typicity.' Gross ..read more
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Uncork the Sun Ep 16 - Sheila Whittaker of Nostalgia Wines Inc (formerly Oliver Twist)
Uncork the Sun, with the Vinstitute Wine School
by Moss Scheurkogel
2y ago
This week, Moss speaks with Sheila Whittaker, the manager of the newly rebranded Nostalgia Wines Inc (formerly known as Oliver Twist). Sheila talks about her work at the winery, how to rebrand an established operation, and the lengths she took to further her own wine education. For his part, Moss interrupts his own question 45 seconds into the interview and takes 11 minutes to return to it. BONUS FEATURE: Moss and Sheila play a game where they try to name a grape variety for each letter of the alphabet. The results are contentious. Nostalgia Wines Inc. 398 Lupine Ln, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1 https ..read more
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Uncork the Sun Ep 15 - Appellations and GI's
Uncork the Sun, with the Vinstitute Wine School
by Moss Scheurkogel
2y ago
Wine educator Moss Scheurkogel delves into the wine categorization systems of Appellations and Geographical Indications, both globally and locally in British Columbia. Sound effects are employed ..read more
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Uncork the Sun Ep 14 - Gene Covert of Covert Farms Family Estate
Uncork the Sun, with the Vinstitute Wine School
by Moss Scheurkogel
2y ago
Moss chats with Gene Covert, the owner/operator/winemaker/vineyard manager/animal handler/butcher/handyman/organ donor/stenographer of Covert Farms Family Estate, a business with as much diversity as its owner. The conversation ranges in topics from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the winery tasting room to the process of certifying Organic, but primarily focuses on the merits of regenerative farming and what that means for the vineyard. Covert Farms Family Estate https://www.covertfarms.ca/ https://www.facebook.com/covertfarmsorganics 300 Covert Place  Oliver, BC V0H 1T5 (250) 49 ..read more
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Uncork the Sun Ep 13 - The History of BC Wine
Uncork the Sun, with the Vinstitute Wine School
by Moss Scheurkogel
2y ago
Back for Season Two after taking the winter off, wine educator Moss Scheurkogel talks about the wineries, people, and geographic conditions that led to the formation of the modern British Columbia wine industry ..read more
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Uncork the Sun Ep 12 - Ted Kane of River Stone Estate Winery
Uncork the Sun, with the Vinstitute Wine School
by Moss Scheurkogel
2y ago
Moss concludes the first season of Uncork the Sun by interviewing River Stone Estate Winery's owner, Ted Kane, about the 2020 harvest, the term 'meritage,' some favourite grapes and some more difficult to control, and more. Thanks to all our listeners, and if you're looking forward to another season of UTS, let Moss know at moss@vinstitute.ca  RIVER STONE ESTATE WINERY 143 Buchanan Dr, Oliver, BC V0H 1T2 www.riverstoneestatewinery.ca www.facebook.com/RiverStoneEstateWinery ..read more
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Uncork the Sun Ep 11 - Food and Wine Pairings (with HCM recap)
Uncork the Sun, with the Vinstitute Wine School
by Moss Scheurkogel
2y ago
Wine educator Moss Scheurkogel recaps the recent Half-Corked Marathon roadshow and uses the opportunity to discuss the basics of food and wine pairing: what to do, and what to avoid. Also featured: probably too much talk about picking berries in the woods, and some definitely-non-copyright-infringing Disney music ..read more
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Uncork the Sun Ep10 - Justin Hall of Nk'Mip Cellars
Uncork the Sun, with the Vinstitute Wine School
by Moss Scheurkogel
2y ago
Moss interviews Justin Hall (who may or may not be North America's first Aboriginal winemaker) and discusses the way in which being a winemaker has impacted and changed his life. Then they goof off a bit.  Nk'Mip Cellars 1400 Rancher Creek Rd, Osoyoos BC www.nkmipcellars.com www.facebook.com/NkMipCellarsWinery ..read more
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Uncork the Sun Ep09 - Andrew Windsor of Maverick Estate Winery
Uncork the Sun, with the Vinstitute Wine School
by Moss Scheurkogel
2y ago
Moss chats with Andrew Windsor, the former winemaker of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards and new co-owner/winemaker of Maverick Estate Winery, about the changes in moving between large- and small-scale vineyards.  Maverick Estate Winery 3974 BC-97, Oliver, BC V0H 1T1 www.maverickwine.ca www.facebook.com/MaverickEstateWinery ..read more
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